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A mighty way to see the world

A mighty way to see the world
A mighty way to see the world

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Back in the 1990s Melbourne musician, John Howie, came up with the idea of running a Music Tour of Ireland. At the time he was a secondary school music teacher (he taught Kylie Minogue, in the 1980s). He was also a part-time musician, performing and recording with his twin brother, Graeme, as The Howie Brothers.

John's inaugural Music Tour of Ireland, in 1995, was a great success. Over the years Australian travel company, Travelrite International, and John have expanded their music tours, with many different tours (and music cruises) in Australia and around the world.

The tours are group sightseeing tours, with music as a special focus. For many people - those who love to travel and also love music - these tours are the ideal travel option.

The John Howie/Travelrite music tours include many major music festivals/shows/music precincts, including: Edinburgh Tattoo & Edinburgh Fringe Festival; Chicago Blues Festival; French Quarter (New Orleans); Grand Ole Opry (Nashville); Beale Street (Memphis); Andre Rieu concert (Maastricht, Netherlands); Moulin Rouge Cabaret Show (Paris); Port Fairy Folk Festival; Byron Bay BluesFest.

John's tours have outstanding itineraries, and are full of wonderful highlights and experiences. Some of his favourites: the west coast of Ireland, including the Dingle Peninsula; the north-west coast of Scotland, including the Orkney Islands; having lunch with an Amish family, in Pennsylvania; boat cruise on the bayous & lakes of the western Louisiana swamp country; Al Green's church service (Memphis). He also loves the Australian outback, Tasmania, and New Zealand. Two of his favourite cities are Dublin and Amsterdam.

2022 Music Tours:

- Tasmania Music Tour, plus Great Ocean Road & Port Fairy Folk Festival extension tour, with John Howie.

- Byron Bay Bluesfest & Queensland Discovery Tour, with Jules Boult.

- Central Australia Music Tour, with optional extension tour, on The Ghan, to Darwin, with Craig Giles.

- Outback Queensland Music Tour, with Craig Giles.

- Murray River & South Australia Music Tour, with Wayne Horsburgh.

- Australian Outback Music tour, with Reg Poole.

- Murray River Cruise & South Australia Blues Tour, with Jules Boult.

- Indian Pacific & Western Australia Blues Music Tour, with Jules Boult.

- Music Tour of New Zealand, with John Howie.

For more information call Travelrite Toll Free: 1800-630-343, Phone: (03) 9836-2522 or visit our website

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